Important Move-In Dates

Move-In 2024 important dates

    We are looking forward to Move-In 2024 and Welcome Week!

    We want to ensure that all of our first-year Cards have the opportunity to move into their new spaces before Welcome Week activities commence! If you are a member of a Living Learning or Themed Community, you will have the opportunity to schedule your move-in for Wednesday, August 14. All other first-year students will be able to schedule a move in on Thursday, August 15!

    Our "Schedule Move-In" form will launch in the Housing Portal in July. On the form, you will be able to choose an available appointment slot automatically. If you need to change your appointment slot, you will be able to log back into the form to make that change, as well. Full details will be emailed to you when the scheduling form launches.

    In the meantime, be sure to check out a few of our FAQs at the bottom of this page, and email us at with questions you might have! 

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: Why is move-in scheduled this year?

    A: Students and families involved in the past few Move-Ins overwhelmingly expressed that a scheduled move-in allowed for a more positive move-in experience. An appointment schedule allowed students and families to unload more efficiently and navigate move-in traffic, receive more one-on-one assistance from University Housing staff and volunteers, and much more. We would like to continue with this system for Move-In 2024, although appointment slots per hour will vary by building capacity and need.  

    Q: I am a first-year. Do I have to move in on Wednesday or Thursday since they are designated for first-year students?

    A: No. We have created the opportunity for first-year students to move in on Wednesday/Thursday so that they may arrive in time to take advantage of Cardinal Kickoff and the commencement of Welcome Week events, but you are welcome to sign up for a Move-In slot over the weekend as well!

    Q: I am an upper-level student. Why do I have to wait until Friday to move in?

    A: We would like to ensure that first-year students are able to move in prior to Cardinal Kickoff and the commencement of Welcome Week events. To ensure that this process runs smoothly, we kindly ask that you schedule a move-in appointment for Friday-Sunday. We will have plenty of appointment options on these dates to ensure that your move-in is just as efficient and positive as that of our first-years.

    Q: I am in an LLC/TC. Do I have to move in on Wednesday?

    A: No. We hope you will take advantage of scheduled early move-in for LLC/TC members and would like to give you this exclusive opportunity. However, you can choose to move in on an alternative move-in date based on your student status.

    Q: I cannot move in during the times listed above. What should I do?

    A: Please contact University Housing at to discuss your specific circumstances and needs.

    Q: Can I change my move-in appointment that I select?

    A: Yes. You can re-access the “Schedule Move-In” form in order to change your move-in date after the form launches in July.

    Q: How late can I wait to schedule my move-in once the form launches?

    A: While we encourage you to schedule your move-in sooner rather than later to ensure a wider availability of appointment options, we also understand that sometimes, you may not know the exact details of your arrival until closer to move-in. We kindly ask all move-in participants to schedule their move-in at least 48 hours in advance of their intended move-in date/time.